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The New Stack Update

ISSUE 149: Container Stack 2019

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“Nowadays, logging is all about data streaming application that’s continuously sending data about how they are working, how they are operating and not just the application — but about hardware.”

Eduardo Silva, principal engineer at Arm and part of the Fluentd development team.
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Those with the most containers in production have ignored security issues

The more someone knows about container security, the more concerned they become, according to Tripwire’s State of Container Security report, which surveyed 311 IT professionals that manage the security of environments that use containers. Security pros get paid to worry, so it is not alarming that 94 percent of respondents are at least somewhat concerned about container environments. What caught our eye is that 42 percent of respondents said that their company has delayed or limited container adoption because of security concerns.

Of the 266 that have containers in production, 47 percent said the containers had vulnerabilities, with that figure rising to 58 percent for those with more than 100 containers in production. The percentage of those that “don’t know” if there are vulnerabilities declines as the number of containers running increases.

What's Happening

Serverless continues to mean different things for different people — but many users and proponents have very solid examples of how and why it works for them.

Christopher Woods, research software engineer at the University of Bristol, is a case in point. In addition to saving money by not having to pay engineers to maintain servers so they can build business logic, serverless allows organizations to shift code faster to the cloud, Woods said. You also “do not have to think about any of that kind of non-strategic, undifferentiated heavy lifting,” he said.

Woods, as well as Shaun Smith, director of product management for serverless at Oracle, and Chad Arimura, vice president of serverless at Oracle, discussed in detail what serverless can offer during a podcast hosted by Alex Williams, TNS founder and editor-in-chief, at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018.

A University Researcher, Oracle On Why Serverless Matters

Container Stack 2019

European cloud provider Exoscale is holding a user conference in Zurich on January 31 that will help its users better understand how to move to container-based operations, incorporating elements of Kubernetes/OpenShift-based orchestration and DevOps-based continual integration and development practices.

For Container Stack, end-users from the pharmaceutical, banking, media and research industries, along with cloud native experts, will share their experiences and best practices. Aqua's Liz Rice, Weaveworks' Alexis Richardson, and CERN's Ricardo Rocha will be speaking, among many others.

All layers of the stack — networking layer, storage layer, packaging layer and professional services — will be covered.

In a recent livestream with The New Stack, Exoscale Chief Technology Officer Pierre-Yves Ritschard shared his outlook on the state of containerization in the European market. While European organizations may be a little behind their U.S. counterparts when it comes to containerizing workloads, they are quickly catching up, he said.

Flux: InfluxData’s New Language for Time-Series Data

In its efforts to work out the kinks of working with time-series data for developers, InfluxData created a new query and scripting language called Flux, that decouples querying and storage.

The Need for Time Series Data Is Now

Fueled by the massive growth of connected devices (i.e., IoT) and the rapidly increasing instrumentation requirements of next-generation software, time series technology has become more popular. While Amazon Web Services recently announced its own time-series services, Timestream, it still has a lot to catch up with to rival InfluxData’s own open source time-series database, which is open source, time-tested and ready for the hybrid cloud.

Beyond Code Control: Git for Everything!

Simply, Git is a version control tool. It was originally invented by Linux founder Linus Torvalds in 2005 to help manage the development of the Linux kernel across many developers. Arthur Schmunk, co-founder and CEO of, discusses in this contributed post other ways it can be used, such as for managing team-based progress lists, presentations, Excel spreadsheets and websites.

Free Serverless Ebook

Experts and visionaries in distributed systems believe serverless technologies are the next evolution of application infrastructure beyond microservices. Leading edge companies have already embraced serverless and have dramatically reduced operational overhead and streamlined the DevOps cycle, while increasing scalability and resiliency. Still, there are many challenges to serverless adoption, such as operational control, complexity and monitoring.

The New Stack’s Guide to Serverless Technologies will help practitioners and business managers place these pros and cons into perspective by providing original research, context and insight around this quickly evolving technology. 

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